Dylan O'Shea, M.D., is a resident physician at the General Internal Medicine Clinic at the University of Washington Medical Center Roosevelt.
Dr. O'Shea, who earned his degree at the UW, believes that medical care is at its best when decisions are based on shared understanding. Patients should be well-informed about their conditions and physicians should know their patients' circumstances and goals.
With this in mind, he gets to know his patients beyond their illnesses, and enjoys discussing the basis for diseases and the rationale for treatments. His goal is for patients to leave with a solid management plan and a sense of ownership in their healthcare.
With a background in computer science, Dr. O'Shea is interested in the still-emerging field of clinical informatics, trying to better apply computing power to medicine. He believes that medical software is still in its early adolescence and has room for growth in improving the quality and efficiency of patient care.
Outside of medicine, he enjoys suspense movies, spicy food, running, crossword puzzles...and more spicy food!